Within the next 25 years, the gap between the supply of workers and the demand in the United States will grow to 35 million, according to a recent seminar presented by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. This means that the war for talent is just beginning, the financial service consulting firm warned.

As early as 2010, as baby-boomers approach retirement, there will be an estimated shortfall of 10 million U.S. workers. At the same time, the 35-44 age group will see a decline in its labor force presence, while the over-55 age group will increase. By the century’s mid-point, a 47 percent shrinkage in the working-age population is predicted.

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